surface mining News

  • EScIS present Groundwater and surface water data management at Rosebery Mine, Tasmania

    Tom Wilson, senior implementation manager at Earth Science Information Systems, presented Groundwater and surface water data management at Rosebery Mine, Tasmania in May 2015 at the AIG Hydrogeology in Mining conference.  The Conference aims included providing information exchange and awareness raising among the South Australian mining and hydrogeology communities. The ...

  • Water treatment chemicals for mining

      processing materials --- repute mine effluent treatment Our barium chloride dihydrate is used in polluted mine water disposal (barium process for sulphate removal), ore dressing for gold purifying, desulfurizing in caustic soda electrolysis, metal heat treatment, tannage processing (tanning), surface finishing, softening agent and purify wastewater ...

  • Extreme Mining Extreme Measures

    Undoubtedly, the biggest challenge of deep level mining is providing a safe environment for miners. Today, gold and platinum mines descend as far as 5km below surface in some cases. In this extreme environment, virgin rock temperatures often exceed 60°C, requiring sophisticated cooling methods and equipment to reduce temperatures to safe levels for miners to work in. Due to the ...

  • PFO Introduced to Mining

    Scottsdale, AZ: TEFSA, a leading international designer and manufacturer of industrial dewatering and filtration equipment introduced the new, advanced technology, High-Yield FPO filter press line to the North American mining market at the 2007 SME Annual Mining Conference. A combination overhead and sidebar unit, the PFO uses the advantages of both configurations with plates hung overhead and ...


  • Pennsylvania DEP Transfers Surface Mining Permit from Bankrupt Company to New Operator

    The Department of Environmental Protection has transferred a 7,500-acre surface mining permit to BET Associates to mine, re-mine and reclaim numerous abandoned mine land features in Schuylkill and Carbon counties.The site spans Tamaqua and Coaldale boroughs in ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Seeks Applications for Watershed Protection, Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Project Funding

    The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that grant applications are now being accepted for watershed protection and restoration and Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) projects under the Growing Greener Plus program, which allows applicants to seek funding for a variety of projects through a single application process. "We are glad to provide whatever ...

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...


  • Vermeer receives technology honor in mining

    Vermeer Corporation and the engineering team responsible for its surface mining technology was recently inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. Vermeer is one of 15 inductees this year and was recognized for its innovative Terrain Leveler® surfaceexcavation machine (SEM). The Vermeer team responsible for the Terrain Leveler machine includes Mark Cooper, managing ...


    By Vermeer

  • AIVN International Mining News Update

    American International Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: AIVN) (OTCQB: AIVN) is announcing the outcome of its First Annual Mining Summit held in mid-September, 2012 in Reno, Nevada and recent events. First and foremost, the entire Board of Directors of AIVN, wish to thank the invited guests, investors and company officers and employees of AIVN, that joined the board in its first visit to the Golden Eagle ...


  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...


  • Marshall University Uses Second Wind's Wind Data Collection Solutions to Plan Clean Energy Futures of West Virginia Surface Mine Sites

    Coal mined from West Virginia's mountains has powered this country for decades, and now Second Wind's wind data collection solutions are helping former and active coal mining sites find second energy-producing lives as homes for wind farms and other renewable energy facilities. Marshall University's Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and ...


  • Sandvik mining to supply world’s largest underground mine automation system to argyle diamond mine

    Sandvik Mining today announces an order from Rio Tinto to provide advanced mine automation systems for use at Argyle Diamonds underground mining operation in Western Australia. The automation systems are scheduled for delivery in 2012-2013. Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine, one of the world's major suppliers of diamonds, has selected the Sandvik AutoMine system to enhance safety, accelerate ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • EPA puts brakes on mountaintop removal mining

    In a step toward protecting America’s waterways from mining waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will continue to review the permits of 79 proposed surface coal-mining projects in Appalachian states. The EPA stated that it will work with the Army Corps of Engineers to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act and the protection of the nation’s public health and ...

  • Triad mining agrees to resolve clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Triad Mining Inc., the owner and operator of 31 surface mines in Appalachia and Indiana, has agreed to pay a penalty and restore affected waterways for failing to obtain the required Clean Water Act (CWA) permit for stream impacts caused by its surface mining operation in Indiana. Since 2002, ...

  • Pennsylvania Mine Reclamation Project Wins National Award

     The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has given the 2012 national Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award to a $14.2-million mine reclamation project in the Dents Run watershed in Benezette Township, Elk County. The project, which began in 2002 and was completed in March 2012, restored and re-vegetated 320 ...

  • Lithuania develops OiRA tools for the mining and cleaning sectors

    The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed two new OiRA tools for the ‘mining and quarrying’ and ‘cleaning services’ sectors to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks. The ‘mining and quarrying’ tool is particularly addressed at those who perform their activity in mineral surfaces and extractive industries. ...

  • Environmental treatmentand solutions for mining and road problems

    For years the practice of mining has depleted the world's valuable supply of raw materials. While these supplies are being consumed a large portion of them are being wasted during and after the mining process due to the continuous losses of fines through the previously unavoidable procurement of suspended particulate matter. The results of these suspended particles of raw materials are not only ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Ecological approach used to remediate former mining site

    Cleanup of the inactive Burlington Mine site in Boulder County, CO, was initiated in 2003 as a voluntary cleanup overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) pursuant to the Colorado Voluntary Cleanup Redevelopment Act of 1994. An ecological approach was used to improve downstream water quality, reduce surface- and ground-water interaction with contaminated ...

  • Latest news from Geovariances mining consulting corner

    Geovariances was requested late 2013 by Koniambo Nickel – KNS (New Caledonia) to provide a study aimed at analysing the estimation and ore quality control processes of the Koniambo Nickel deposit in New Caledonia and at providing recommendations to improve them. The study was completed in April 2014 following a delivery site visit made by Dr. J. Deraisme (April 8-11th). The study was ...


    By Geovariances

  • P&H Mining Equipment joins NAEM

    Washington, DC – NAEM, the nation’s only professional association for Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) management proudly announces that P&H Mining Equipment will join its prestigious list of corporate members. Established in 1884, P&H Mining Equipment is a global leader in the manufacture and service of large excavating and drilling machines used to mine minerals and bedded materials. Ninety ...

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